The Great Muppet Caper

1981 G 1h 38m DVD

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The Great Muppet Caper

1981 G 1h 38m DVD
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Investigative journalists Kermit, Fozzie and Gonzo go on the trail of a thief after he steals a priceless diamond necklace from Lady Holiday. The stakes become higher when spicy swine Miss Piggy, Lady Holiday's secretary, gets framed for the heist.
Widescreen 1.85:1, Pan-and-Scan 1.33:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
G - All ages admitted. Nothing that would offend parents for viewing by children.
age 5+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 5+
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age 5+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this is your typical fun Muppet entertainment with some big musical numbers mixed in. Violence is mostly slapstick -- lots of getting thrown from or in front of moving vehicles -- and there's some sexual innuendo that kids will probably miss. Of course, Kermit and Miss Piggy get to smooch once. They also have a glass of champagne at a restaurant.

Sexual Content

A Kermit-Miss Piggy smooch and Nicky tries to kiss Miss Piggy. Plus some innuendo meant for adult laughs: Animal runs after the models shouting "woman, woman"; Gonzo claims he's photographing kneecaps when he's found in a dressing room; Miss Piggy throws a man into a lake yelling "get your filthy hands off me!"; Waldorf and Statler talk about bikini-clad models; and a man confesses he's out to dinner with a date other than his wife.


Mostly slapstick violence throughout. Gonzo falls or throws himself in front of cars a few times. Kermit, Fozzie, and Gonzo are thrown from planes and busses; Miss Piggy throws someone out of a truck and another man into a pond, and also uses her signature karate chopping moves. A Muppet is electrocuted (but OK), and a gun is pulled, threatening Kermit. A crazy Muppet cab driver crashes straight through the hotel. A mention that someone might get killed when all the Muppets start planning to thwart the jewel heist.


A mention in the song about the Happiness Hotel that it's "gone to hell."

Social Behavior

Fozzie tells the other Muppets they're stopping a jewel heist for "justice, freedom, and honesty." There's some bravery and friends stick together. It's very refreshing when the full-figured Miss Piggy hits the runway in a swimsuit to thunderous applause.


Quick mention of American Express.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Miss Piggy, Kermit, and Fozzie drink champagne at a fancy restaurant and one non-Muppet smokes a cigar.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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